The WPCampus Blog: Development

Video: Using multitenant WordPress to simplify development

Do you want to do development on multiple sites with different setups concurrently, but do not have to update core in each install every time a new version is released? Are you developing for a single site environment, but don not want to spin up a new development server for every site so you do […]

Video: Case study: Carleton University - managing 600+ single installs

Managing 600 single site installs is about as much fun as it sounds. At Carleton University our CMS and Framework service allows departments, faculty members (and sometimes students) to create and manage their own content. We’ll take a look at the history and evolution of our service, our network architecture, and the processes and tools […]

Video: Future-proofing against the next big change

A few years ago, everyone had to overhaul all of their websites to become ‘responsive’ and now we’re overhauling everything to be ‘accessible’. As we plan for Gutenberg and GDPR, we have to ask ourselves: What are the next big changes up ahead and how do we better anticipate them to get prepared before the […]

Video: Managing a gigantic multisite installation and surviving to tell the tale

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/managing-gigantic-multisite-installation/. Session Description: In 2010, John Carroll University began rolling out WordPress as its content management, the first the school had ever used. They picked WordPress due to its user-friendly interface and powerful customization abilities. The site has grown beyond our wildest […]

Video: A look at the modern WordPress server stack

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/look-modern-wordpress-server-stack/. Session Description: Do you remember when you could run a “fast” WordPress site with just an Apache server and PHP? Yeah, those were days! Things were a lot less complicated then. Now, everything has to load lightning fast! Visitors don’t have […]

Video: Help! I’ve been hacked!

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/help-ive-been-hacked/. Session Description: WordPress has been given a bad rap as being easy to hack. The most common problem that causes a website to be hacked is human error. It is possible to recover from being hacked, but it is better to […]

Video: On the move: Website migrations debunked

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/move-website-migrations-debunked/. Session Description: Migrations are a thing we have to do sometimes but dread doing. You ask yourself before, will it go okay? You think later, did I forget anything? In this talk I’m going to give you some key insights into […]

Video: Don’t Push Rocks Uphill: Deploying WordPress with Capistrano and Composer

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/deploying-wordpress-capistrano-composer/. Session Description: At Lafayette College we were already using git to manage our WordPress multisite networks, but our process depended on a cumbersome submodule-based approach and browser-based upgrades. We ditched all that for an approach based on Capistrano for deployment and […]

Video: How to scale WordPress across a university

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/scale-wordpress-across-university/. Session Description: Let’s talk about scale! Does your WordPress service scale well? Do your users agree? If remote access is a factor at your statewide system, your satellite institution (or that really far building), then this session is for you. NYU […]

Video: WordPress high performance hosting

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/wordpress-high-performance-hosting/. Session Description: A case study of how the Harvard Chan School is leveraging Amazon Web Services to power a high performance, elastic and scalable hosting environment for 1900+ websites, on one WordPress Multisite installation. This session will introduce how the ever-growing […]